• Marketing Assistant Category Manager

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/25/2018 1:02 PM)
    # of Openings
    CJ Foods
  • Overview

    CheilJedang (CJ) was founded in 1953 specializing in food products. Since then it has grown into a global lifestyle brand with a business portfolio built around the four sectors - Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Shopping & Logistics. With over 55,000 employees around the world, CJ Group promotes healthier, happier and convenient living through its many products and services. For more information, please visit www.cjamerica.com.


    CJ Foods, an affiliate of CJ Group, began its US operations in 1978 and has since become a major distributor and manufacturer of Asian food products to many markets nationwide. With U.S. headquarters located in Southern California, CJ Foods constantly strives to introduce the best authentic Asian food products to American households by utilizing over 30-years of industry experience and established networks. CJ Foods’ brands include Bibigo and Annie Chun's and our main products include dumplings, Korean BBQ sauces, seaweed snacks and ready meals. CJ is the No. 1 Food Company in Korea and CJ Foods’ mission is to become the No. 1 Asian food company in the U.S., specializing in globalization of Korean cuisine. Please visit www.cjfoods.com.


    • Assist Sr. Category Manager and Category Manager with new product development for frozen Asian Entrées and Snacks & Appetizers
    • Assist respective category management  such as building mid-long term innovation pipeline, category opportunity review, competition monitoring and review
    • Understanding of CPG product commercialization for Grocery, Clubs and Ethnic Channel
    • Manage cross-functional team to meet new product launch timeline
    • Conduct cost analysis and propose pricing strategy to meet profitability target
    • Participate in New Product Ideation sessions and conceptualization with R&D and Culinary Team
    • Coordinate Primary research for new product platforms with concepts such as Focus Group and online surveys
    • Understand Market trends and competitive landscape
    • Collaborate with Brand Strategy team and Management team to implement strategic plan for assigned product line
    • Assist in the development of sales materials, Sample Kits and promotions for new products
    • Other duties assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience
    • Associate’s degree & 6 years of directly related experience
    • High school diploma / GED & 8 years of directly related experience


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in Marketing, Management or relevant field
    • At least 3 to 5 years work experience in CPG Marketing – Food industry
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and Power Point
    • Familiarity with Asian and other ethnic foods a plus
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with CJ Foods manufacturing plants and Manufacturing partners (Co-packers)
    • Ability to multi-task and keep several projects moving forward at one time
    • Ability to trouble shoot and find solutions with Team members as Project Leader


    • Health Insurance PPO Packages (competitive 100/70 plan - 100% covered by insurance)
    • Dental + Vision (with generous allowance amount per year)
    • Life Insurance (employee + dependent(s))
    • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave (short term 100% covered)
    • Health Savings Account
    • Flexible Spending Account (employee + dependent care)
    • Daily Lunch Allowance
    • Gym Reimbursements
    • Employee Discounts (40% off CJ products & services)
    • 401(k) 5% Match (no vesting period!)
    • Flexible Work Schedule Option
    • Paid Time Off (generous and increases by tier!)
    • Paid Time Off Balance Cash Out Option
    • Paid Family Leave (family care or volunteer trip)
    • Paid Maternity Leave (paid 100% for 12 weeks)
    • Paid Secondary Caregiver Leave (up to 2 weeks)
    • Paid Creative Leave (up to 2 weeks specified on years of service)
    • Paid Holidays (10 ~ 11 days)
    • Talent Sharing Opportunities
    • Employee Club Activities (movie, e-sports, book, sports activity club, etc.)



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